The eastern frontier of the Roman Empire with special reference to the reign of Constantius II
The basic intention of the thesis is to provide a reassessment of Constantius as a military man, specifically in the prolonged war with the Sassanian king, Sapor II. However, it also encompasses many aspects of the social, economic and religious life of the communities which lay on the frontier between Rome and Persia.
In the first chapter I discuss the historical background upto the death of Constantine, attributing the major reorganization of the eastern limes to the tim...Expand abstract
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- This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky.
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